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of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
at the first lady's all the way up to michelle obama. in conjunction with the new series, we did a poll, a national survey conducted on line for us about first ladies. how does your opinion -- excuse me, this is the first question -- so we want to hear from men and women on this issue of what you think the role of the first lady should be. 202-585-3882, for all others. we're taking your comments on facebook, on twitter, or you can send us an e-mail on this topic. should they be advocating political and policy issues? more from the poll that we did. does opinion of first ladies that influence your view of the president? should first ladies receive a government salary? what are your thoughts this morning? should first ladies advocate political and policy issues? we want to get your take. you can start dialing in now. i will go to the washington post in their style section in the article they did on the series. go to our website c-span.org. you can see bios of historians participating in the series. we have pictures of althol the first ladies and you can click on them. her biography will b
who served as first lady. from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watched the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c-span. >> now the woman who runs yahoo!, cdo marissa mayer. she was at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, and she shared her insights on the direction of new technology. she is the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. the world economic forum brings together thousands of liters in business. this is about half an hour. >> welcome to "insight and ideas with marissa mayer." the c.e.o. of yahoo! if i am not mistaken, this is the first such conversation since becoming ceo. >> that's right. >> well, it is an honor for both me and the economic forum. e're here to talk about the future of technology. let's begin with the one nut that no one seems to be able to crack. the platform shift from desktop to mobile. how do you crack that nut? >> it is really important. if you look at what is happening in terms of the shift to mobile, the number of mobile phones has tripled in five years. tablet sal
it with a smile, but first lady michelle obama says her much-discussed and mildly controversial bangs were the result of a mid life crisis on her 49th birthday. in an interview with rachael ray, she joked that they won't allow her to bungee jump, and she can't buy a sports car so instead, she says, she got bangs. >>> up next here tonight, what beautiful thing is going on off the coast of california. aspirin, really? i haven't thought about aspirin for years. aspirin wouldn't really help my headache, i don't think. aspirin is just old school. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. what's different? it has micro-particles. enters the bloodstream fast and rushes relief to the site of pain. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. de
have want to know what they will do? , the obamas. michelle obama is going to fly to aspen, colorado. barack obama is flying to west palm beach, florida. they will be far apart for the weekend. forget about the conspiracy they should be together or not. >> bob: what are you suggesting? >> eric: i'm suggesting that it costs money for to us send all that security and airplane. >> bob: eric -- >> eric: i'm not saying i thought that. there are people who say, you know -- a lot of pressure being president. >> dana: i would rath bore to florida that colorado. i'm a warm weather person. that is why i worked every president day for the last 20 years. >> is it a real holiday? do we get off? >> andrea: didn't president obama say 58 days ago he wouldn't rest until everybody had a goodbe jobe? >> pivoting the jobs. >> to a blue hawaiian. >> divot the jobs on the golf course. >> good one. >> andrea: mine is a control flum daily caller. very, very amu
said the same thing. that's why i thought it was so curious when tim cook was in michelle obama's box in the state of the union. it felt like something was up with respect to either some sort of money grab and him sort of saying it's okay. it's just absolutely amazing. there's a fortune sitting over there. there's no way in the world we couldn't get at least 400 billion dollars of that back, tax it at 5%. let it come here and create jobs at no expense to anybody watching the show. liz: even other ceos say yes to that, have a good business environment here to bring that money back on shore here in the u.s. you are going to have what, government paying for green chutes in the economy, that's very expensive to do that. stuart: john chambers i was critical of him because i thought that he was more towards the left. but now he's saying come on, you've got to get that corporate tax rate down and i will bring the money back. charles: this is bottom line -- i mean if president obama wants a manufacturing renaissance, i'm very confused. he expects the company to pay all this money in other pla
and met michelle obama going to aspen on another $180,000 at least for air force two to fly to aspen you have to question it. >> bob: that is a real surprise. that is a big surprise playing golf with contributors. >> greg: not one woman or transgendered individual playing golf. that the outrage! this is the bigotry of president obama. >> dana: soft big trill of golf excursions. >> greg: there is a golf war on women. >> dana: i want to say something about women, there is not enough women working in the west wing. if i would have been told hey, after this, it's so great. president obama is going to get to play with tiger woods, i would have said, i know you think that is great. i don't think he should play this weekend, this particular weekend with tiger woods. he can play with tiger woods every day for the rest of his life starting january 21, 2017. until then, why don't we just keep it clean and not have him play with tiger woods? obviously going to get out. >> bob: because it wasn't a woman president that it was -- >> dana: if, i think -- yes, i don't -- i don't know. >> bob: i married
through difficult times. it's like michelle obama wears fashion. j crew. >> neil: we catch her if she has been wearing the same frock, the same with laura bush. we catch things and there's a big deal if they have worn an outfit. >> when you're somebody who is photographed, you want to retain interest, and one of the ways you retain interest in your personality and what you're doing is by being photographed in a different outfit every single day. >> neil: sometimes it's multiple outfits in the same day. >> that's a little crazy. kate middleton is middle class, married the prince, will be queen. >> she is middle class? >> very much so. middle class girl. >> neil: she has castles. >> she does now. her mother was an -- for british airplanes. >> neil: even you're offended by the way they're jumping on her. >> at the end of the kate middleton has generated more than $1.6 billion for the uk. studies have been done. and every once in a while she is photographed in a very expensive designer gown but most of the time she is photographed in a degrees that is 200, $300, very accessible to the average
has placed it in the center of the national debate. michelle obama attended the funeral of hadiya pendleton who was shot to death near her school days after marching in the presidential inaugural parade and pendleton's parents joined mrs. obama as her guest at the state of the union speech last week. president obama returned to his hometown last week to stress the need for action on gun violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city. and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. >> ifill: in fact, just hours after the president spoke, 18-year-old janay mcfarland was shot and killed in chicago. her 14-year-old sister destiny warren had attendd the president's speech. the fallout from gun violence has extended to politics, as chicago moves toward next week's special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by jesse jackson jr. >> in the race... fill: a gun-control group financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg has spent more than a million dollars on ads attacking candidates th
slip that michelle obama signed to let president obama go play and go spend a guys' weekend with tiger woods. that's what i'm more interested in. >> >> exactly. she thook the girls skiing. president obama is on his own. >> yeah. >> go ahead. >> i was just thinking what anna just said. just thinking that. i would have loved to hear the conversation between the first lady, michelle obama, and the president. i'm sorry -- you're going golfing with who? but come on! he's the greatest golfer ever. he also had sex with any woman he met, barack. so that must have been interesting. the white house clearly doesn't want a photo, which we know would be worth 1,000 words. as you said, the best family man and the worth family man. and we should have ak setsds. and ed henry and the white house correspondents are right. i'm more concerned with the other golfer. there was three with him. one of his top donors. you know. just equals access. the big problem we have in the country with politics is campaign finance. if you donate enough, you're going to this get to go golfing with the president. >> go ahea
's less pressure and honor in that. when i think of role models i think of michelle obama and anna winter and people like that with proven track records. i'm still growing and there's still work to do. >> reporter: minor's career advice for other women, surround yourself with a great team, make time for yourself and be grateful for what you have. she also says if you're considering a career switch, just go for it because, savannah, face it none of us are younger. >> way to put a fine point on it. she is pretty inspiring. thank you very much. >>> how does steve harvey keep his figure? he will tell us about the diet he's on right now. it's a cleanse. but first -- he's very clean. first this is "today" on nbc. >> announcer: "today's" kitchen is brought to you by new smooth roast coffee, only at burger king, where taste is king. >>> back now at 8:51 with "today's" kitchen. on the lighter side. this morning, we take a look at the martha's vineyard diet detox, a tough 21-day regime with juices and soups only for three weeks. >> the author behind one pound a day. she's a registered nurse and has
blog on tina tchen, first lady michelle obama's chief of staff. it's part of my women of values series. she is awesome. >> she's great. >> full disclosure, friend of mine. speaking of powerful women, on tomorrow's show, former u.s. secretary of state madeline albright will join us onset. >> i thought we were going to have an awkward segue because andrew ross sorkin is over there. >> no, no. we're talking about madeline albright. there is andrew ross sorkin. he's coming up too. >>> coming up later this morning, former senior adviser to president obama, david axelrod. keep it here on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i don't want any trouble. i don't want any trouble either. ♪ [ engine turns over ] [ siren wailing in distance ] you know you forgot to take your mask off, right? we should probably get out of here. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new beetle convertible. now every day is a top-down day. that's the power of german engineering. >>> all bundled up. that's good because it's cold outside. don't forget your mittens. >> you put that hat on. nobody put that hat on you. >>
? >> well, wolf, look, i think if michelle obama is okay with the president spending a guys weekend alone with tiger woods, i'm okay with it too. i think the guy has a right to play golf. i think he has a right to do it in privacy. i also think the press has a right to push for wanting access and for wanting pictures. they are the white house press corps. they're traveling. they're there. they want to do something. so i think it's fine. i think that's what our society is. and they have transparency. i also think "new york times" is right. this probably would not have happened a year ago. then again, he's not standing for election again. and there's things a president can do after an election he wouldn't do before one. >> i want to show our viewers an air force one picture. this is air force one on the tarmac, west palm beach international airport. the president getting ready to board air force one after his weekend outing, golf outing, i should say. and the president getting ready to fly back to washington. we'll show you live pictures as the president gets there and goes up those stairs.
of today's event. this is video from a previous outing. president obama is spending a long holiday weekend at resort while first lady michelle and their two daughter goes skiing. >>> libya celebrates two years since the end of the gaddafi regime and why the nation's new president says there is still more to be done and a promise he made to militants today. >>> a possible shift in power in syria, the key facilities being attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising that toppled long time dictator moammar gadhafi. today the president said libyans must resolve their differents to rebuild the nation. since 2011 the country has been wracked by lawlessness and economic he woes. the libyan leader promised that islamic law would be the main source of legislation. >>> in syria rebel
's funeral. lester? >> michelle kosinski tonight, thank you. >>> back in this country, the bipartisan effort to craft a way forward on immigration reform hit a bump in the road today when a story hit saying that the obama administration had already written up a plan of its own. that upset many republicans and sent the white house and democrats into damage control. nbc's kristen welker is in port st. lucie tonight with more on that. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. president obama has long said if congress can't come up with an immigration reform bill, he will submit his own proposal to the hill. but now that leaked copy of his plan is inflaming an already heated debate. while president obama vacationing in florida hit the links with tiger woods in this palm city community, the immigration debate got a fresh jolt when "usa today" reported on a leaked copy of the president's immigration proposal. according to the paper, the draft bill would create a new lawful prospective immigrant visa that would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents in eight years and the pl
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